July 7, 2022

SUPL: Sibira’s death mark screamer earns Gadaffi victory over Wakiso

By Football256 Team
Yunus Sibira celebrates a goal for Gadaffi FC | Courtesy photo

By Herman Peter Mweguye

Yunus Sibira’s 90th-minute goal provided a dramatic finish to the game between Gaddafi and Wakiso Giants, to hand the former all the three points in the Uganda Premier League at the Gadaffi Arena on Friday.

Sibira who netted a late equaliser against URA on Tuesday this week, was at it again putting up a similar show to sink Giants for his side to round off the first half of the season in style.

The game started in a dull fashion with either side being slow and lacking intensity until the 20th minute when Wakiso goalkeeper Samson Kirya denied Gaddafi from a free-kick.

Kirya was once again the saviour for the Purple Sharks when he saved Umaru Kyeyune’s close-range effort in the stoppage time of the first stanza and those were the key moments summing up a barren first half.   

In the 56th minute, Joshua Lubwama’s free-kick at the edge of the 18-yard box was punched by Ronald Mutebi for a corner and a couple of half-chances came through before drama would befall the last moments of this game as Sibira won it for the hosts.

The Soldier Boys’ head coach Peter Onen must be an excited individual as his side have now accumulated 21 points so far in seventh-place on the 16-team UPL log, only three points off the sixth-placed Wakiso after the first half of the campaign.

Gadaffi and Wakiso Giants camps will now have plenty of time to gather and get better ahead of the second round of the 2021/22 season which starts in February.

How both teams lined up

Gaddafi: Ronald Mutebi (GK), Sula Mpanga, Hassan Musana, Paul Musamali, Bakali Magumba, Yunus Sibira, Umaru Kyeyune, Amos Kirya, Faisal Muwawu, Alex Kitata , Brian Kalumba 

Wakiso: Samson Kirya (GK), Grant Matsiko, Simon Namwanja, Edward Satulo, Fahad Kawooya, Joshua Lubwama, Owen Kasule, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Titus Ssematimba, Moses Aliro, Ivan Bogere

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